C’Mon, JPod: my new book is a history. What’s history but a huge, endless novel?
Editor’s Note: If you would like to read more pros and cons on voting for President Trump, further essays on the subject, each from a different perspective, can be found here, here, here, here, here and here. These articles, and the one below, reflect the views of the individual authors, not of the ... Read More
The Intercept Co-Founder Glenn Greenwald Resigns, Alleging ‘Censorship’ of Views ‘Critical’ of Joe Biden
Journalist Glenn Greenwald announced his resignation from The Intercept on Thursday, alleging that the outlet he co-founded was attempting to censor a column in which he criticizes Joe Biden. Greenwald said he would continue publishing a freelance column, joining a number of journalists such as Matt Taibbi and ... Read More
The Trafalgar Group’s Robert Cahaly is an outlier among pollsters in that he thinks President Trump will carry Michigan, Pennsylvania, or both, and hence be reelected with roughly 280 electoral votes. (I explained his thinking here.) Last week another pollster, Jim Lee of Susquehanna Polling and Research, ... Read More
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday said that he first learned about a letter House speaker Nancy Pelosi sent to him regarding coronavirus stimulus talks "in the press." “I woke up this morning and read @SpeakerPelosi ’s letter to me in the press,” Mnuchin said on Twitter. “Enclosed is my ... Read More
In 1896, one man stood alone against the descent of Jim Crow over the South. John Marshall Harlan, in his famous dissent in Plessy v. Ferguson, told the Supreme Court’s majority that, after the passage of the Reconstruction Amendments, there could be no such thing in American law as racial classifications: In ... Read More
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to interview General Charles Q. Brown, Jr., the new chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force for Hoover's "Capital Conversations" series. A fighter pilot, General Brown is the first African-American service chief in military history. As the immediate past Commander of Pacific Air ... Read More